Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak Awarded Business Partnership of the Year by PA Future Business Leaders of America
The Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently presented its annual Business Partnership of the Year award to the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak elder law firm. This annual award, initiated in 2014-15, is presented to an organization that helps promote FBLA activities, contributes to FBLA projects and activities, provides financial assistance to an FBLA local, state or national chapter, helps judge FBLA competitions, and has its own noteable achievements in business and industry while also being involved in civic engagement. The Business Partnership of the Year honor is presented each spring along with several other awards by the PA FBLA chapter at an award banquet, which was held virtually this year on May 15.
Episode 4 has been released of the Second Half of Life Podcast, which explores the many issues and topics related to elder law and is produced by Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak. Additional podcast directories have also been added recently, and the Second Half of Life Podcast is now available on, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer and Listen Notes.
Episode 4 is titled "What's New in Elder Law in 2020 - Part 1," and features Attorneys Julie Steinbacher and Landon Hodges, who discuss some of the recent changes to laws affecting those in their second half of life, with a focus on policies that could affect estate and wealth protection planning. Trusts, retirement benefits, the SECURE Act, the CARES Act and other statues and policies that deal with IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans are the primary focus. These changes are important for all current and future clients to know about if they wish to safeguard their financial futures. This podcast is a recording of a virtual seminar presented exclusively to the firm's current clients April 21-22, 2020, and it is now being made available for everyone. A video of the presentation, complete with PowerPoint slides, can also be viewed on YouTube.
New podcast episodes can be accessed on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on several podcast directories. In addition to the five new directories referenced above, the podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Podcast Addict.
By Kristin Daugherty, Long-Term Care Planner
Okay, I’ll admit it. I am a total type “A”. I like a plan, organization, and most importantly, everything to go according to plan. The last few weeks have been rough. Balancing the “new normal” of working remotely and all the distractions. Not only is my husband working remotely, but my 5-year-old and 10-year-old are here, and my oldest has 3-4 hours of school each day (which I am very thankful for). Covid-19 has completely turned my world upside down. My husband and I played the first two weeks by the seat of our pants. We went hour by hour trading off the kids and responsibilities. It worked, but it was stressful. Week three, we went in with a plan. We mapped out the entire week and tried to stick to it. It was still stressful, but phew, I was thankful that we finally put a plan together. It saved us a lot of energy, and more importantly, stress.
I am also thankful to know if something does happen and my husband or I fall ill during this time that we are covered by with good estate planning documents. You may think we are too young to have powers of attorneys and last will and testaments in place, but in our line of work I have learned to never assume when someone will get sick or when someone will die.
Knowing that if I do get sick that my husband has full authority to talk to any healthcare providers, admit or discharge me from a hospital, and be an advocate for my care is the such a relief! Having a plan is peace of mind. During these unknown times, I think this is the best we can do – give each other peace of mind.